Bachelor of Commerce
Make a positive difference in the world. UWA Commerce graduates bring together people and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Come behind the advertising jingles to investigate the real world of marketing. This major covers product and services marketing, branding, not-for-profit and social marketing, digital marketing, ethical consumer practices and all the latest innovations in the field.
Professional Economics provides you with a concentrated program of study in economics and is ideal for anyone planning a career as an economic analyst or forecaster.
Gain an understanding of the way the world works , from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
Human Resource Management
Learn how to recruit, train and manage an effective workforce.
Finance is the lifeblood of the economy. In our Finance major, you'll learn how money and projects come together.
Speak the language of business as you learn to summarise, analyse and interpret financial information for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders.
Business Law is an ideal major for anyone planning a career in the business or government sectors. This major also lays the foundations for a successful postgraduate studies in law.
Management is the backbone of any organisation, providing organisational, operational, staffing and resourcing expertise that can be applied anywhere, anytime.
The learning experience
The state-of-the-art Business School includes lecture theatres, case study rooms and break-out areas for group work and individual study. You'll also have access to the Common Learning Area and Business School cafe.
UWA Business School
Work with 30+ industry partners
State-of-the-art research facilities
The UWA Business School offers access to Bloomberg terminals – software that allows students to use the Bloomberg Professional service whereby students can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data. The computer system is used by students in Accounting and Finance.
Anushka's day at UWA
Anushka takes us through a typical day at UWA for a business student at UWA. From breakfast to classes to recreational activities, UWA is the perfect place to study, work or play.
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Careers and further study
Associated professional pathway
Christie Lori – Business Development Manager, The Sunday Times and PerthNow
Working at The Sunday Times/PerthNow is very exciting. As a manager you are required to be accountable for your actions, lead by example, involve people in the process and be prepared and professional at all times.
Sasha Wowesny – Marketing and Management
In 2009, armed only with my UWA degree, a few hundred dollars and a ton of sheer determination, I headed to where the very best in their field come to turn their dreams and ideas into big business – London.
To be considered for this course you must:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score (ATAR of 80 or equivalent)
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
Go to admission requirements for more specific information, depending on your education history.
Direct Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies at UWA. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
About the Bachelor of Commerce
Real-world experiences are at the heart of the Bachelor of Commerce. This degree develops your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, providing you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors. Learn from leading academics, develop high-level industry networks and graduate with a degree that can take you anywhere in the world. UWA's internationally accredited Business School celebrates strong links with the business community, allowing you insight into leading industry practice. Whether you're hearing from an industry guest lecturer, attending a career event, receiving an industry-sponsored scholarship or attending an exclusive lunch with corporate executives, you can confidently apply your skills in real-world situations. And, with a multitude of Business School student societies, you can attend professional development, networking and social events, all while taking part in a student-managed investment fund, leading a social entrepreneurship project or launching your own start-up enterprise.
Why study Commerce
- February and July
- 3 years (BCom)
Jack Guo – Accounting and Finance
Commerce has always been my passion, so I decided to major in Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School.
- Mark Barnaba
Chairman of Macquarie Group in Western Australia
- Richard Goyder
outgoing Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers
- Loretta Tomasi
former CEO of the English National Opera
Highly cited staff
UWA Business School staff include:
- Professor Cristina Gibson
Fellow of the Academy of International Business and Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Professor Sharon Parker
Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
- Professor Tim Mazzarol
President of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
Karishma Mehta – Accounting
I graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine in 2012 with an academic award, but I didn’t enjoy that work so I made the career (and life-changing) decision to study accounting at UWA in 2015.
In some companies a graduate would be given simple tasks, slowly worn-in to the corporate world. My first professional experience was nothing like this. It was a steep learning curve and it was challenging and intense, but also incredibly rewarding.